SolidWorks Essentials

SOLIDWORKS is an industry-leading CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software package. It is one of the most popular 3D modeling packages, used by millions of engineers across the world.

The course will introduce basic skills in SOLIDWORKS:

  • navigation tools
  • document settings
  • making and modifying sketches on planes and planar surfaces
  • creating simple assemblies
  • making 3D parts from scratch
  • creating drawing views in an engineering drawing
  • detailing and annotating an engineering drawing

The course focuses on how the SOLIDWORKS tools and commands can be utilized to complete real-world projects using hands-on activities and examples. This course covers part modeling, assembly, drawing preparation, and detailing engineering drawings.

Who should enroll in this course?

This course is for students, professionals, or anyone who would like to learn SOLIDWORKS from scratch with instructor support: mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, manufacturing engineers, designers, drafters, graphical Illustrators, architects, and process and piping engineers.


Dates: Saturdays, TBD
Times: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Location: Penn State Wilkes‑Barre campus (44 University Drive, Dallas)
Cost: $1,499 per person
Textbook Requirement: SOLIDWORKS 2022 Basic Tools: Getting Started with Parts, Assemblies and Drawings, 1st edition, by Paul Tran
(ISBN-13: 978-1630574642; ISBN-10: 1630574643)

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